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Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Cider
Victot-Pontfol, France

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Certified Organic by IMO Switzerland. All apples of the type Bisquiet are fully Organic.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
750 ml bottle to pint (2011 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent apple juice with lively carbonation and white head that dissipates quickly and entirely. Smells and tastes solid; like a good cider. Nice and lively on the palate. A good cider.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Under Kælderen. Pours clear dark golden with a large, fizzy white head that settles. Aroma has apples, light zest, fruity, mild citrus. Highish carbonation, fine dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour has apples, soft sulphur, light zesty. Good dryness to the finish, softly puckering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Wow, at first I was really disappointed in the overly phenolic, almost band-aidy character in this. I discovered pouring the dregs in the glass helped to mute the harsh (almost smoked meat) funkiness a bit. Sweet apple aroma is covered by brett funk with a spicy edge. Taste is sweet cider up front, then goes medicinal, hinting at smoky band-aides. I thought it was fairly drinkable with the yeast mixed up, but still very funky. The closest thing I have had to this was the Brownslane from Crispin, but this is more funky. Weird to me, but maybe this is traditional?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a golden straw colour with a lively and quickly dissipating tall head. Barnyard funk, touch of smoky meat and acidic spritziness on the nose. Taste is a little more refined, more apple flesh rather than skin present, with an acidic champagne flavour. Surprisingly refreshing, great balance between sweet and dry. Very carbonated. Had it with a pork dish, went down a treat.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours light amber with a ring of bubbly white head. Nose is tons of band-aid initially, with light sweet apple, lots of apple skin and dryness. Taste has less band-aid. Real dry and crisp apples. Still has a little sweetness, with more skin and flesh with a little brett plasticyness. Thin, slick and well-carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10546) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours lightly hazy deep yellow with a fizzy, effervescent white head, fast rising bubbles with head retention moving to the glass edge, and no lacing. Aroma is earthy and medicinal phenols, apples, straw, and a barnyard funkiness. Flavor is apples, straw and leaves, medicinal phenols and a lightly sweet finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
375ml bottle, 2011 vintage. Pours just slightly cloudy gold with foamy head that dissipates quickly. High carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Aroma is earthy and musty and faintly apple. The taste of this cider is more of the flesh of the apple, not the skins; therefore, it is more sweet than tart. Finish is dry. Terrific cider.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours a hair darker than expected. Clear from the top, but hazier at the bottle of the bottle. Nose of apple skins, meat, and even some seeds. A bit earthy, with some light funk and band-aid notes. A bit of honey sweetness added to the taste. Lively palate with a dry finish. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods on P Street NW in Washington, DC. Served in a wine glass. Pours a pale golden straw color. Nose is musty and slightly earth with backing apple. Bit of bruised apple character. Flavor not as musty. Dry with mild hay. Quite crisp.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Deep, clear golden color, huge white coca cola head that settles to steady bubbles. Aroma of dry and musty apples. Taste is bittersweet fruit amd citrus with a dry finish. Tasty.


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